Chocolate filled cookies are soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies stuffed with chocolate hazelnut spread. With simple ingredients and no mixer, these stuffed cookies are easily loved by all!

A stack of chocolate chip cookies with chocolate filling oozing out of them.

Stuffed cookies are the best desserts of all time! Our cheesecake-stuffed cookies and Oreo-stuffed cookies were so popular amongst readers that we decided to develop another.

These chocolate filled cookies are the best because they are stuffed with chocolate and packed with chocolate chips. They are perfect for the chocolate lover in your life!

Why We Love Chocolate Filled Cookies

  • Soft and chewy cookies with crispy edges.
  • The cookies have chocolate in the middle, creating delicious gooey centers just like our Nutella bars.
  • Each chocolate filled cookie is bursting with rich chocolate flavor, but not as much as our chocolate thumbprints!
  • Like our miso chocolate chip cookies, this easy recipe requires no stand mixer so they’re easy to make for any occasion.

Ingredient Notes and Substitutions

ingredients needed to make chocolate filled cookies in bowls with labels.

Nutella: We use Nutella spread for these chocolate filled cookies, but any kind of chocolate hazelnut spread will work. You can make chocolate-stuffed muffins with any leftover spread!

Chocolate chips: For the best chocolate flavor and gooey chocolate pools like in our toffee chocolate chip cookies, we love using a finely chopped chocolate bar. Feel free to use bittersweet or dark regular chocolate chips or mini chocolate chips instead.

Brown sugar: For a subtle molasses flavor and super chewy texture like our butterscotch chip cookies. Substitute light brown sugar with dark brown sugar.

Find the full ingredient measurements and instructions in the recipe card below!

Recipe Instructions

A baking tray with scoops of chocolate filled before freezing.

Step 1: Scoop and freeze the Nutella. Scoop the chocolate by the teaspoon onto a lined baking tray and freeze until it feels frozen solid.

A mixing bowl with the melted butter and sugars before whisking.

Step 2: Cream the butter and sugars. In a large bowl, whisk together the melted butter, granulated sugar, and light brown sugar for 1 minute until well combined (Image 1 below).

Eggs and vanilla extract being whisked into the butter and sugar in a mixing bowl.

Step 3: Whisk in the wet ingredients. Whisk in the room-temperature egg and vanilla extract until combined (Image 3 below)

A mixing bowl with the chocolate chip cookie dough after mixing in the dry ingredients.

Step 4: Fold in the dry ingredients. Fold the chocolate chips and dry ingredients until just combined. Cover the bowl and chill it in the fridge for 30 minutes.

A hand holding the cookie dough that is being stuffed with chocolate.

Step 5: Fill with chocolate. Place one of the frozen chocolate balls into the center of a flattened cookie dough ball. Mold the sides of the dough around the filling.

Chocolate stuffed cookie dough balls on a baking tray before baking.

Step 6: Chill and bake the cookies. Chill the chocolate filled cookies in the freezer for 1-2 hours minimum, or until they feel completely frozen solid. Bake in the preheated oven until the edges are golden brown.

Tips for the Best Stuffed Cookies

  • Use a kitchen scale. Baking with a scale is much more accurate than cup measurements. To convert this recipe, click the “metric” button next to the ingredients title on the recipe card. If you do not have a scale, use a spoon to fluff the flour first, then spoon it into your measuring cup.
  • Let the melted butter come to room temperature before use. This will keep your chocolate filled cookies from spreading too much in the oven.
  • Don’t let the cookie dough or frozen chocolate filling get warm or it will be difficult to work with. If needed, re-chill both before using.
  • Don’t overstuff the cookies. I know it can be tempting to put as much chocolate into the cookies, but too much filling can impact how the cookies bake!

FAQs

Can I add more or less chocolate filling to the cookie dough?

You can use less Nutella if desired, I don’t recommend using more or they may not bake right.

Can I use a different cookie scoop size?

Yes! You can also use a large 3-tablespoon cookie scoop- give them 1-2 minutes longer while baking!

How should chocolate filled cookies be stored?

Store leftover cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days. Reheat them in the microwave to warm the chocolate center and make it super gooey!

Can chocolate filled cookies be frozen?

Once filled and frozen, transfer the cookies to a freezer bag or airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to 3 months.

Hazelnut filled cookie on a black baking pan.

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a stack of chocolate filled cookies with nutella oozing out.

Chocolate Filled Cookies

5 from 23 votes
– by Cambrea Gordon

Chocolate filled cookies are soft and chewy chocolate chip cookies stuffed with chocolate hazelnut spread. With simple ingredients and no mixer, these stuffed cookies are easily loved by all!
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Prep Time: 3 hours 30 minutes
Cook Time: 9 minutes
Total Time: 3 hours 39 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 30 cookies
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Ingredients 
 

  • 1 cup chocolate hazelnut spread, (Nutella)
  • 12 tbsp unsalted butter, melted and cooled to room temperature
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp all-purpose flour, *See notes for measuring below*
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp fine sea salt
  • 1 1/8 cup mini chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate bar

Instructions

  • Scoop the chocolate filling. Scoop the Nutella by the teaspoon onto a parchment-lined tray. Chill in the freezer until frozen solid, about 20-30 minutes.
    1 cup (160 g) chocolate hazelnut spread
  • Whisk the sugar and butter. Whisk the sugar and brown sugar into the melted butter vigorously for 1 minute until combined.
    12 tbsp (170 g) unsalted butter, 1 cup (200 g) light brown sugar, 1/4 cup (50 g) granulated sugar
  • Mix in the wet ingredients. Whisk in the egg and vanilla extract.
    1 (55 g) large egg, 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • Mix in the dry ingredients. Fold in the flour, baking soda, and salt until almost combined, then fold in the chopped chocolate. Cover and chill the bowl in the fridge for 30 minutes.
    1 3/4 cup + 2 tbsp (226 g) all-purpose flour, 1 tsp baking soda, 1 tsp fine sea salt, 1 1/8 cup (150 g) mini chocolate chips or finely chopped chocolate bar
  • Scoop the cookie dough. Scoop dough with a 2-tablespoon cookie scoop, flatten, add frozen chocolate filling, seal, and roll into a round shape.
  • Chill the stuffed cookies. Place the cookie dough balls on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Freeze until frozen solid, about 1-2 hours minimum. Then preheat the oven to 350 F/180 C.
  • Bake! Bake the cookies spaced 2 inches apart for 10-12 minutes or until the edges are golden brown and the middle is puffy but still pale and underbaked. Let the pan cool on a wire rack for about 15-20 minutes, then remove and enjoy!
  • Store baked chocolate filled cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for 2-3 days. The filled cookie dough balls can be frozen and stored in an airtight container or freezer bag for up to 3 months.

Notes

*Measure your dry ingredients properly. This is my #1 baking tip! Do not ever scoop a measuring cup into your flour as this always leads to using too much flour. Instead, use the spoon-level method. This means fluffing the flour first, then spooning it into your measuring cup/spoon. For the BEST results, use a kitchen scale!*
Don’t use hot butter. Let the melted butter come to room temperature before use. The time this takes can vary depending on how hot it gets while melting.
Freeze the chocolate cookie filling before use. It must be frozen solid, otherwise, it will be hard to handle and work with!
Serving: 1serving | Calories: 174kcal | Carbohydrates: 19g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 0.3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 0.2g | Cholesterol: 25mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 166IU | Calcium: 24mg | Iron: 1mg

The calorie information provided for the recipe is an estimate. The accuracy of the calories listed is not guaranteed.

The calorie information provided for the recipe is an estimate. The accuracy of the calories listed is not guaranteed.

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24 Comments

  1. Took these to two friends and they loved them and asked for the recipe. I used King Arthur Gluten Free Cup for Cup flour and it was perfect. It didn’t make 30 (maybe about 18), but they were great!5 stars

  2. prolly one of the best cookies I’ve ever baked 😀5 stars

  3. These cookies are incredible. Follow the recipe and you can’t go wrong!5 stars

  4. Delicious! Came out perfect!5 stars